Dance rules cause concern

Smile! Abigail Randolph and her date, Lance Langensiepen take a picture in their dance clothes. Picture courtesy of Abigail Randolph.

Smile! Abigail Randolph and her date, Lance Langensiepen take a picture in their dance clothes. Picture courtesy of Abigail Randolph.

Smile! Abigail Randolph and her date, Lance Langensiepen take a picture in their dance clothes. Picture courtesy of Abigail Randolph.
Smile! Abigail Randolph and her date, Lance Langensiepen take a picture in their dance clothes. Picture courtesy of Abigail Randolph.

Ninth grader’s favorite time of the year has come but one little thing can turn that smile into a frown.  The dances are finally here but their happiness is not with it.  The reason for people being not so thrilled about the Social is because they announced the dress code for it not too long ago and a couple other rules for the dance and it’s reasonable for the students to be a little upset.

The dress code is that dresses can’t be too short, can’t have openings in the back and they can’t be too long.  Also, corsages aren’t allowed and school ID’s are required at front doors.  This causes major talk from everyone and major dissing on the dances.  The school ID’s is a new rule added to this year because in the previous years students didn’t have to wear an ID to school.

The dress code isn’t really fair because some girls already have their dresses ordered, and they can’t return them and get new ones in time.  Dresses being too short is reasonable but having them down to the knee area is not really reasonable because that’s not really the style so they don’t sell much of those length dresses.  The dress being to the mid thighs is a reasonable length because it’s not too long or too short but it doesn’t fit the rule because it’s not knee area.  This makes girls mostly so frustrated. Openings in the back isn’t really that big of a deal because it’s just showing back skin and it’s part of the style now in days.

Corsages and school ID’s are the next issue for the dances.  Corsages aren’t allowed due to them being expensive, but students should be allowed to have them if they want them or can afford them.  School ID’s are required to be shown when students enter the dance.  If the students buy a ticket then that should be enough.  The ticket proves that they go to the school because they have to in order to get the ticket.

Hopefully the school principals make a few changes to the rules and reconsider a few of their decisions before it’s too late.